ongoing year-end analysis of what shaped the Web this year, we've created a report - The Top 5 Web Trends of 2010 - that looks at the most important topics: mobile, the Internet of Things, location-based social networks, the real-time Web, and structured data. Using Adobe's new PDF Portfolio, we take you back through the year's news and events and then describe what the key issues to watch in 2011 will be.As part of our
Here's a brief preview of what's inside the report:
Mobile: Key trends to watch in 2011 include: New versions of Android will challenge Apple's software with a focus on music and other cloud-based features. Apple will likely release a new iPhone and OS in the middle of 2011 as well and go in the same direction. Can Windows 7 carve out a niche for itself? Will other tablets besides the iPad become popular?
Internet of Things
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Location-Based Social Networks: The focus in 2010 was strongly on location-based social networks. While this trend will continue in 2011, we will also see even more location-enhanced services that use the user's location to provide more relevant search results and local information.
Real-Time Web: Real-time entertainment dominates web traffic globally, constituting 43% of all Internet traffic. Major developments this year include: January: Massive earthquake in Haiti; reactions and responses - from seismologists, from the media, and from international relief agencies - rely on real-time technologies. June: The World Cup becomes the most popular Web event ever.
Structured Data: Structured Data is an important component of the Semantic Web, the way in which we understand meanings and connections between meanings on the Web. Trends to watch in 2011 include: Semantic mark-up will be more widely implemented by businesses, publishers, governments. Even though RDFa is known for being difficult to implement, more datasets will be made available in general, whether or not they comply with standardization efforts.
You can find the full report here.